Thanks to an excellent cooperation and exchange among the project partners Eurac Research (Bolzano) and Community Network Alliance in the Alps (Germany), two deliverables were realized in the first months of the project. These are the Social planning criteria input document and the Criteria set for social planning. Both support the development and implementation of the social planning instrument (SPI) over the next months. The former provides conceptual clarifications and content-related input to devise the SPI. It lists relevant issues to be considered in a SPI, it portrays relationships of actors on municipal level and proposes indicators to show and measure how municipalities are doing in social planning. The latter contains a proposal for structuring the SPI and for collecting relevant data, as well as a preliminary list of action fields.